Announcing: Performer lineup for “Miscast 2014”!


Steven Burge was the uncontested “Best Dressed” performer at Miscast 2009. What surprises are in store for this year? Photo by John Moore.


By John Moore

Robert Michael Sanders today announced the performance roster for “Miscast 2014,” a fundraiser hosted by the Aurora Fox Theatre on Sept. 29 as a benefit for the Denver Actors Fund.

“Miscast” is an opportunity for members of the local theatre community to sing songs and act out scenes they would never … ever! … get cast to perform on any legitimate stage. This popular tradition dates back a decade to its origination by the late Next Stage Theatre Company.

Performers were encouraged to apply for one of the 12 available performance slots, either as individuals or in groups. A panel of local luminaries considered the submissions, taking  into account the cleverness and creativity of the pitch.

We don’t want to spoil any surprises, so today we are announcing a partial list of confirmed performers. We’ll keep the songs or scenes they are actually performing a secret. The following list is subject to change. And there are a couple of additional surprises in the works that you’ll just have to see to believe.


Co-hosts: Mark Pergola and Damon Guerrasio

Director: Robert Michael Sanders

Miscast poster ideaMusical Director: Trent Hines

Producer: Charles Packard


Chris Boeckx

Patrick Brownson

Lauren Dennis

Nigel Huckle

Debbie Minter

Josh Nelson

Owen Niland

Jeremy Palmer

Lyndsay Giraldi Palmer

Alisa Schmidt

Melinda Cary Smart

Daniel Traylor

Jalyn Courtenay Webb

Additional members of Phamaly Theatre Company

A group from Kaiser Permanente

Additional secret surprises.

Tickets for “Miscast” are just $10 and are available now by clicking here, or call 303-739-1970.

The Denver Actors Fund provides situational relief to members of the local performing community who find themselves in sudden, situational need.

ALSO: Please check back here tomorrow for a major, fun announcement regarding MISCAST 2014.



By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at